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By Jamie Pietras

Info the occasions resulting in and following the arriving of storm Katrina alongside the Gulf Coast and in New Orleans in 2005. the massive effortless in quandary -- Gateway to the Mississippi -- A sitting aim -- forty eight hours -- An unrelenting strength -- Heroes, sufferers, and looters -- No assist in sight -- Exodus from the Gulf Coast -- Rebuilding lives and houses

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Air Force Web site. First, the power went out when a storm surge wiped out the hospital’s basement generators. As Post tried to carry her daughter upstairs in the darkness, she tripped and fell. Her water broke and she went into labor. Doctors had to think quickly. There was no way to airlift her out of the hospital because the winds were too strong. ” After five minutes had gone by, Abbott reemerged alive and triumphant. His words were a much-needed boost of confidence during an otherwise disheartening situation.

Fortunately, quick thinking on the part of Scott Domke, one of the city’s technology advisers, restored communications capabilities. Hooking a laptop up to a working electrical socket in the Hyatt conference room, Domke was able to get eight individual lines running from a single Internet-based telephone account. sPared FrOm CatastrOPHe? Within hours of the storm’s passing, there were reports of breached levees, flooding, and destruction as far as the eye 57 58 Hurricane Katrina could see. Evacuees remained holed up at the Superdome, and Mayor Nagin reported that at least 200 people were stranded in attics or on rooftops.

Much of the New Orleans Police Department was overwhelmed by calls from people in distress, and other municipal services were mobilized to help with rescue efforts. that their rescue teams had saved at least 3,000 residents in the parishes of Orleans, St. Tammany, and St. Bernard. S. Coast Guard took to the air. The agency’s daring rescues made for some of the most compelling footage on television. Orange and white helicopters darted across the sky like dragonflies, looking for homes containing stranded residents.

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